In a way, smartphones can be compared to computers. The more you use your Android device and the more apps you install, the phone will run slower. Once it becomes sluggish, there is no more enjoyment. The apps will slow down, you may experience a lot of lag, and so on. If you are experiencing these kinds of issues, there are a few tips that you should implement as they will put things in motion again. Keep on reading as we are going to share top 3 ways to boost Android’s performance.
Before we share the tips, think about the last time you restarted your smartphone or tablet. If you haven’t for a while, it would be a good idea to do it now. Restart serves as a quick performance booster. It closes the apps and processes that run in the background which is often the main reason behind sluggishness and lag.
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All about apps
Every Android phone comes with some pre-installed apps known as bloatware. You may never use many of these because not all of them are useful. These apps are taking the space on your device. In addition, they can run in the background which will affect the battery life.
When it comes to it, you have two options to remove bloatware. You can uninstall it or disable it. Head to Settings > Apps (on some devices it is Application Manager). Look for the app you wish to disable. Tap on it and tap disable. If Uninstall option is available, tap on that.
Now that you are done with bloatware, go through your apps. Is there something you don’t use any longer? If the answer is yes, it is the time to remove such apps. They just wasting the space on your device and slowing it down.
So, head to Settings > Apps, tap on the app you wish to remove, and tap Uninstall. Another way to do delete apps on Android is to tap and hold the app’s icon on the Home screen and just drag it towards the top of the screen. A trash can will appear and you’ll be asked if you want to uninstall the app. Tap OK.
When you remove unnecessary apps, it is the time to update the ones you are using daily. We already talked about the importance of app updates, so all you need to do now is open Google Play Store, head to My apps & games and tap Update all.
All these app-related tips will significantly boost Android’s performance.
Clear cached data
Another simple way to boost Android’s performance and make it run faster is to clear cached data. When you open an app on your device, data is automatically stored in the phone’s memory, so the next time you launch the app it will be easier for your device to access it. In other words, loading time is faster.
However, after some period of time, it will get the valuable space on your device. In addition to this, cached data may get corrupted. It is why you should clear it regularly. It is a simple process that takes just a few seconds of your time.
To clear cached data, navigate to Settings > Storage, and then tap Cached data. You will be asked if you want to clear it. Tap OK.
Boost Android’s performance by updating OS
Same as app updates are important, getting the latest version of the operating system can really change the game. If you have never done this before, expect many new features, security improvements and bug fixes.
Many people completely ignore this, thinking it will make their phones slower. However, it is not the case. If you are experiencing some issues on your phone such as occasional freezing or lag, there is a good chance it will be all fixed once you get the latest version of the OS.
Before you start with Android update, make sure to backup all your data. Also, charge your device. Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, not mobile data.
When this is done, go to Settings, scroll down and tap About phone (About tablet, About device,.).
Right at the top, you will see Software update (or System update). Tap on it. If there is a new version of OS available for your device you will be asked if you want to install it. Tap Yes.
The download process will start. Your device will then install the latest version of OS. When this is done, your Android phone or tablet will reboot. Bugs will be the thing of the best, and you will also get to enjoy many new features. Most importantly, your Android will run faster and better.